Category Archives: Safety

UK language study reveals cheating, bribery

An independent report commissioned by British aviation authorities has confirmed suspicions that many non-English native speakers who need to be proficient at the language to secure … More ››

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NextGen complexity flagged as safety concern

The increasing complexity of US airspace has been singled out as one of the top areas of concern for the nation’s business aviation community. The … More ››

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Brussels mulling radio navigation safety plan

Thousands of people throughout Europe are using GPS jammers that could stop tracking systems from working – including safety critical navigation systems used by modern … More ››

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Pilots issue wake-up call on ‘ultra-safe’ industry

European pilots are calling on decision makers to stop spreading “alternative truths” and instead recognise that not all airlines honour the same safety culture principles … More ››

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Brazil, US link on low latitude GBAS research

The development of a low-latitude ionospheric risk model for Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) Augmentation Systems was the subject of an international meeting held earlier this … More ››

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IATA welcomes Canada’s drone safety rules

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s transport minister Marc Garneau to implement an interim order restricting the use of recreational … More ››

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No Obstacle

Airports can now use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety, thanks to the European Space Agency (ESA) … More ››

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NAVBLUE assists Zurich low visibility ops

NAVBLUE and Zurich International Airport have improved the capacity of the airport and optimised efficiency in CAT III conditions Low visibility conditions constitute a major … More ››

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By The Rules

Philip Marien, IFATCA editor of the Controller magazine, writes about the urgent need for national and international regulations for drone users. In a recent article in … More ››

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FAA releases updated drone sighting reports

US aviation authorities today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – … More ››

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